Arts & Humanities
22-4-2020 8:30 AM
22-4-2020 9:00 AM
I really like these vases. I think there is something fun about modifying an object that has appeared throughout all history and destroying its functionality: retaining aesthetics and removing functionality. These vases cannot hold water, and nor can they survive for centuries like they’re historic inspirations. That interest in the disconnect between myself and history dictates that the making of my my designs to be near impossible, or at least extremely skillful, to do by hand or through casting. They are made on 3D printers, where a computer controls a flow of plastic within microns of tolerance, and my involvement is restricted solely to the modeling of the vases and the upkeep of my printers. I think it’s a fun idea to try and visualize the disconnect between myself and the other “makers” throughout history; and my aesthetic vases try and do that.
The other idea I have really enjoyed playing with is use quirks of the 3D printing process to create unique effects. With several of the vases, the 3D printing process creates different randomized patterns according to the settings I input. At low definitions, these patterns appear; conversely at high definitions, the patterns disappear. These vases that play with this idea are all in the right case. On these vases, the layers that compose the 3D print break away from each other in a semi-controlled manner. This process renders the print unique from the generic model I created.
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3D Printed Vases